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2017/11/23 15:27:51 (permalink)

Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? ....

 Just for you, Dale.     I'm curious what "regionally inappropriate" places people like.  My favorite is Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies in Hollywood, FL.  Yes, they spell Hoagies as "Hogies".   The cheesesteaks there are on par with the best of them in the Philly area, in my experience.  Sonny's was started by a Philadelphia baker who moved to south FL.  They make their own rolls every day, and that is a huge factor in a great cheesesteak.  They slice/shave their own ribeye every day.  You can get the usual on it ... fried onions, a cheese sauce ("Whiz"), white American, etc.  For you homesick Philadelphians, they even sell TastyKakes.  Sorry, no Scrapple.  They've been around since the late 1950s in the same location.   This is Janet's favorite cheesesteak place (and she's been to many, as have I).  I put it on par with the best of the Philly area such as Mama's in Bala Cynwyd.   
 
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/23 18:28:28 (permalink)
This is a real brain teaser in that we have to name our favorite such place.  Our least favorite was a Times Square restaurant back in the 1990's that fancied itself as a "Southern BBQ" place.  It was both crowded and dreadful -- typical Times Square fare.
 
When we moved to Dallas in 2005 most every pizza in town was dreadful.  The exception was Campisi's Egyptian Lounge, then and now a bit of NYC, North Jersey somehow transplanted to Dallas.
 
Supposedly, Jack Ruby dined here with Lee Harvey Oswald:
 

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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/23 18:37:40 (permalink)
There's a place in Old Greenwich, CT called Renapoli Pizza that seems to be the only place in the state serving Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches.
 

 
I'm very, very curious, but, since I've had the real thing in Chicago, not quite curious enough to make the 1h 25min drive down there just for that.  It's firmly planted in my mind for the next time I'm in the area, though.
 
There are also a few Philly cheesesteak places around here.  The best bet looks like the very-clearly-named Philly's in Norwich.  A somewhat more pleasant drive than the one to Old Greenwich - route 2 is one of my favorite highways in the state - so there's a good chance I'll get there sooner. 
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/23 20:11:43 (permalink)
How much distance is required before regionally appropriate becomes regionally inappropriate?  For example, I live 90 minutes to 2 hours from the Chicago area but there's a relocated Chicago native here who puts out some very good pizza.
 
But in keeping with Glenn's original post, out here we have Ken and Betty's in Fort Atkinson.  Just like Sonny's in Florida, the owners are Philly natives who moved here and serve up authentic (AFAIK) cheesesteaks.
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/24 04:53:46 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/11/24 07:29:35
With society's mobility and the universal interest in diverse foods, locationally appropriate cuisine is a thing of the past. Sing it fat lady.

But if I am playing this game I'd say Senor Tomas in Hartland, WI. The best Mexican food in the US is found in SE Wisconsin. It's a fact.
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/24 08:14:44 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/11/24 10:47:12
Anything in Rhode Island...
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/24 14:17:27 (permalink)
All of the hundreds of thriving Jewish delicatessens in New York City are definitely regionally inappropriate.
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/24 17:02:29 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joerogo 2017/11/25 07:43:23
Tough question!  We have a large Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Indian population inur area  so we embrace many restaurants here.  I guess that I would have to say  "CALIFORNIA SMOOTHIES".
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/24 17:40:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/11/24 20:40:49
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All of the hundreds of thriving Jewish delicatessens in New York City are definitely regionally inappropriate.



We have one in Dallas, patronized primarily by Presbyterians!
 
For all the Scots down here we have no Scottish restaurants. 
This adds to my theory that the primary driver of Scot emigration to America was the food in Scotland.
 
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/24 18:23:26 (permalink)
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All of the hundreds of thriving Jewish delicatessens in New York City are definitely regionally inappropriate.



We have one in Dallas, patronized primarily by Presbyterians!
 
For all the Scots down here we have no Scottish restaurants. 
This adds to my theory that the primary driver of Scot emigration to America was the food in Scotland.
 


Hey, I'm a haggis fan.
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/24 18:45:29 (permalink)
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All of the hundreds of thriving Jewish delicatessens in New York City are definitely regionally inappropriate.



We have one in Dallas, patronized primarily by Presbyterians!
 
For all the Scots down here we have no Scottish restaurants. 
This adds to my theory that the primary driver of Scot emigration to America was the food in Scotland.
 


Hey, I'm a haggis fan.


Sheep heart, liver and lungs with oatmeal, suet and spices in a sheep stomach.  I don't think so. 
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/25 04:08:13 (permalink)
I've heard they sell haggis at Scottish Waffle Houses.
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/25 10:54:11 (permalink)
Michael Hoffman
All of the hundreds of thriving Jewish delicatessens in New York City are definitely regionally inappropriate.


I thought there were only about a dozen left.
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/25 12:26:27 (permalink)
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All of the hundreds of thriving Jewish delicatessens in New York City are definitely regionally inappropriate.



We have one in Dallas, patronized primarily by Presbyterians!
 
For all the Scots down here we have no Scottish restaurants. 
This adds to my theory that the primary driver of Scot emigration to America was the food in Scotland.
 


Hey, I'm a haggis fan.




None for me is more for you!
 
It probably tastes just fine, but the idea is off-putting for me. 
 
I recall really enjoying blood sausage (another Scot specialty) at a parrillada on the shore of Lake Titicaca, that is until I was told what it was.  At that point the 12,500' altitude and the beer kicked in.  
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/25 12:31:23 (permalink)
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Sheep heart, liver and lungs with oatmeal, suet and spices in a sheep stomach.  I don't think so. 



 
Agreed!
 
BTW, I'm sure you know, but please do not tell me what is in that wonderful French charcuterie!
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/25 13:34:39 (permalink)
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Sheep heart, liver and lungs with oatmeal, suet and spices in a sheep stomach.  I don't think so. 



 
Agreed!
 
BTW, I'm sure you know, but please do not tell me what is in that wonderful French charcuterie!


I'm going to tell you because there's nothing disgusting.  A simple terrine de campagne is ground pork, ground ham, ground bacon, eggs, cream, spices and Cognac.   
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/25 18:08:28 (permalink)
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Sheep heart, liver and lungs with oatmeal, suet and spices in a sheep stomach.  I don't think so. 



 
Agreed!
 
BTW, I'm sure you know, but please do not tell me what is in that wonderful French charcuterie!


I'm going to tell you because there's nothing disgusting.  A simple terrine de campagne is ground pork, ground ham, ground bacon, eggs, cream, spices and Cognac.   




Nothing finer, not even in Carolina ...
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/27 08:01:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/11/27 08:42:36
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All of the hundreds of thriving Jewish delicatessens in New York City are definitely regionally inappropriate.


I thought there were only about a dozen left.




Michael gets confused sometimes ....  occasionally he goes back to his childhood and thinks it's 1917 and not 2017.
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/27 08:03:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2017/11/27 08:42:51
 
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With society's mobility and the universal interest in diverse foods, locationally appropriate cuisine is a thing of the past. Sing it fat lady.




I'm still reaching for the brats, cheese curds, kringle, beer cheese soup, Friday night fish frys and frozen custard whenever I visit Wisconsin.
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/27 14:35:17 (permalink)
We have a great nyc-style slice joint locally called Goodfellas
 
Small mostly local chain, half dozen locations between here and Louisville Lexington
 
The slices are just outstanding
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 06:18:30 (permalink)
So is the apex of regional inappropriateness NY-style pizza in the Windy City or is it Chicago deep-dish in NYC?
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 11:27:59 (permalink)
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So is the apex of regional inappropriateness NY-style pizza in the Windy City or is it Chicago deep-dish in NYC?


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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 11:57:19 (permalink)
I'm gonna go with snail salad in San Diego
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 14:30:31 (permalink)
No 🐌 in the Golden State?
Or should it be a teriyaki smoothie with added snail?
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 15:23:03 (permalink)
I think I'm onto something here. Let's go beyond inappropriate and all the way to Regional Oxymorons.

Texas 5-way chili. Carolina barbecue brisket. What else have you got?
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 16:32:47 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby wanderingjew 2017/11/28 16:42:53
Seattle Coffee Milk. Philly Cheese Curds. 
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 16:44:02 (permalink)
How's about a Nashville "Hot dish" sandwich
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 17:30:27 (permalink)
Or Minnesota Somali food.
 
Oh wait, they've got that.
 
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 17:51:42 (permalink)
I see Davydd has taught you well. Yeah, we've got that too in Rhode Island. No big whoop.
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Re: Your favorite "Regionally Inappropriate" restaurant? .... 2017/11/28 18:14:10 (permalink)
Hmong, too!
 
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